"Notes from Williams’ saxophone seem to float on air rather than fill it."
– Pioneer Press

Celebrate this special day with one of the legends of Minnesota music! Long revered for his sound and style, this limitless fount of melodies has been playing in the area for over seven decades. He has performed over the years at every Twin Cities jazz venue, where he was often back to back with stars such as Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, or Johnny Hodges.

  • During his nine-decade career, Williams has focused on the tenor sax as a solo vehicle and on own compositions that together with the Great American Songbook complete his ample repertoire. His knowledge of the idiom is legendary; fellow musicians marvel at his capability of playing any song in any key.